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Looking for cameras for bird watching? Nikon Coolpix P950 is a superzoom camera, great for beginners in bird watching and photography. Here are some photos I made using Nikon P950 bird mode (you can also read my post about Nikon moon zoom).
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Nikon P950 Birding: Superzoom Camera
I’ve always liked watching nature and animals. As a kid, I used to go to a huge field between two buildings (I guess it just looked huge), watch the bugs and collect flowers. I then took the flowers home, tried to dry them, failed, and then got bugs at home too. Yay! I also loved watching ants work, had a bird watching book, a love hate relationship with rats, and was happy every time I saw a stray cat. I was never into bird photography, though.
This, like so many other things, changed with Covid, the lockdown, and the isolation. I got a cat, build a bird watching station for her, and got so impressed by the variety of wildlife even a crowded city has to offer. Then, finally, I thought, “Why not film these animals, too?”
After a few attempts with mobile phone lenses and monocular, I got my first camera, Nikon Coolpix P950. A superzoom camera for birding, easy to use for beginners, has a bird mode and 83x optical zoom. You can get it on Amazon here.
I started photographing with my new camera whenever I had time (and let’s face it, I had a lot of time), creating videos, and publishing it on social media.
Nikon Coolpix P950 Bird Photography And More
Testing Out My Nikon P950 While Birding
Here is my Nikon Coolpix P950 photo gallery. As you can see, I particularly like to zoom in on birds and see their beautiful features up close. Nikon P950 allows you to get a pretty good shot even if you’re a beginner, like me.
I Took My Nikon Coolpix To These Places
I’m always happy when I can take my camera with me when I go abroad. Here I some places I’ve been to.
- Underwater observatory in Eilat, Israel.
- Bird watching park in Eilat, Israel.
- I took my Nikon P950 to the moon!
4 thoughts on “Nikon P950: Bird Photography With a Superzoom Camera”
Not just for beginners – I love my P950 and I’ve been doing bird photography for many years. The lightweight superzoom is just perfect for those who can’t or don’t want to carry a heavy camera and lens.
I agree, it’s been almost two years since I first got it, so I’m not a complete beginner anymore, but I still enjoy it very much.
I got my first Nikon, the P100, in 2010. Periodically graduating, added the P510, P520, P600, D5300, D5600, and finally, the P950. Changing from the Nikon brand hasn’t ever become an option for me. Whether it be ants, birds, family, murals, trains in motion, or the moon, the various settings each of these cameras yield, including the P950, I come away mostly satisfied, since getting it as a Christmas present from my wife in 2022.
I still haven’t really gotten into the macro world yet, but I’d love to start. Could you tell me which settings you use, or do you need any accessories?